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Coll 27/7 ‘Passports. Pilgrims. Pilgrim passes for Indian pilgrims proceeding to Persia.’ [‎11r] (21/44)

The record is made up of 1 file (20 folios). It was created in 5 Nov 1930-28 Jul 1934. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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Captain a• H • Gastrell,
His Majesty’s Vice Consul
Illa Jri! - armio J-^jasty's Consul for sistan and Kaln,
ZaHul #
Bated aahedan, the 1st Larch 1921,
I have the honour to report that as a result of cross
examination of Ghulam Haider son of Mohammed Azim holder of
British Passport No. 1016 issued to him oy His Britannic
Majesty’s Consul, Baghdad, on 1st May 1950 ana hearing the
following observation on page 5 thereof
tt This passport is valid for twelve months from the date
of issue and should not he renewed without reference to
the G-ovarnraent of India. The hearer had previously
travelled on pilgrim pass No. 172 dated 10th ^ril
1950 issued by the Magistrate of Karachi, which is
cancelled being insufficient for travelling to Persia."
it was found that the holder was not a bona fide pilgrim
but a carpet trader having bean domiciled in Meshed for the
last 2C years.
Crhulam Haider had on 19th February last proceeded to
India on a valid British Passport No. 14 of 25th February
1922 issued by His Britannic Majesty*s Consul General,
Hashed. He lost this on the train journey to Karachi
somewhere near Hyderabad Bind.
In Karachi he was able to get a pilgrim Pass for
visiting Kerbela and Meshed. On arrival at Baghdad the
abovernontioned passport was issued to him in lieu of the
Pilgrim Pass.
It seems that he refrained from informing the Indian
authorities of the loss of his passport,neither does it
appear that any report was made by him to His Majasty # s
Consul General, Meshed.

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The file contains correspondence relating to pilgrim passes issued to Indian nationals proceeding to Persia [Iran] from India (via Iraq).

The correspondence is largely between the Foreign and Political Department of the Government of India and the following: the Government of Bengal, Political Department, Passport Branch; the Consul General for Persia in India; HM Consul, Baghdad; and HM Minister, Tehran.

The file also includes correspondence between the following: HM Consul for Sistan and Kain, and HM Vice Consul, Zahedan; HM Consul for Sistan and Kain, and HM Minister, Tehran; and HM Consul General at Meshed, and the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (20 folios)

The papers are arranged in chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 22; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

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Coll 27/7 ‘Passports. Pilgrims. Pilgrim passes for Indian pilgrims proceeding to Persia.’ [‎11r] (21/44), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3367, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 10 December 2019]

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